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Windows 7, Widescreen Monitors, and Wallpapers

Postby Kruszer » Mon Nov 01, 2010 2:13 pm

I can't for the life of me find any option to stretch the wallpaper so that it's fits the whole screen. Xp would do this automatically, and when I first got Windows 7 I wasn't having any problems doing it, but somwhere along the lines something got messed up and it stopped doing it. :?

I looked around in the Display options but I didn't see anything.

Currently my desktop looks like this:
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And I want to eliminate that wasted gray space at the top.
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Re: Windows 7, Widescreen Monitors, and Wallpapers

Postby Tsuyoshi » Mon Nov 01, 2010 3:57 pm

Right Click on the desktop and select Personalize. This will pull up the screen with the themes on it.
Down at the bottom is "Desktop Background", click that.
Then you will see "picture position" and set that to "Fill" or "Stretch"
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Re: Windows 7, Widescreen Monitors, and Wallpapers

Postby Kruszer » Mon Nov 01, 2010 4:38 pm

Hah! Thank You.
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Re: Windows 7, Widescreen Monitors, and Wallpapers

Postby Tsuyoshi » Mon Nov 01, 2010 11:18 pm

That will be $29.99 sir...
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Re: Windows 7, Widescreen Monitors, and Wallpapers

Postby kirschy » Tue Nov 02, 2010 8:58 am

The more I see of Windows 7, how its laid out, and how its organized... the more it reminds me of Linux running the Gnome GUI...

That will be $29.99 sir...

You've moved into tech support? Cool.
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Re: Windows 7, Widescreen Monitors, and Wallpapers

Postby si1vergecko » Tue Nov 02, 2010 9:35 am

If Windows were a lot more line Linux, it would be less bloated and take up a lot less space on the hard drive.
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Re: Windows 7, Widescreen Monitors, and Wallpapers

Postby kirschy » Tue Nov 02, 2010 10:52 pm

If Windows were a lot more line Linux, it would be less bloated and take up a lot less space on the hard drive.

Not necessarily. While I don't doubt for a minute that Windows is more bloated than Linux, its worth remembering that some of the Linux distro's out there are pretty big when you add in all the packages (media-players, video-editing programs, etc...) that would give you an equivalent OS and functionality. (I seem to remember that at the last time I looked at an Ubuntu install it took up over a gigabyte. And that Fedora/Red Hat used to require like 4 CDs to completely install the OS...) Besides, you also have to remember that Linux was designed for a different group of users...

What I was getting at was the graphical similarities and the fact that it seems that Windows 7 is starting to use more Unix concepts (like how they do security) and organization than they used to.
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Re: Windows 7, Widescreen Monitors, and Wallpapers

Postby Kruszer » Wed Nov 03, 2010 2:25 pm

Tsuyoshi wrote:That will be $29.99 sir...


You probably got that much from me already since I have that Rightstuf affiliate link bookmarked and use it constantly so I'll call it even. :lol:
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